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Misinterpreted Racial Insensitivity In Africa.

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Chinese Annual Spring Festival Gala

Monkey Stereotype

Charles Darwin’s Biological idea on Evolution of Man was theory, if it would have been authenticated, it would be principle. This is why 200 years after the birth of Charles Darwin, his theory of evolution still clashes with the creationist beliefs of some organized religions. For him personally, it meant the end of his belief in creation by God.

Charles Darwin thought his own theory was “grievously hypothetical” and gave emotional content to his doubts when he said, “The eye to this day gives me a cold shudder.” To think the eye had evolved by natural selection, Darwin said, “seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible degree.” But he thought of the same about something as simple as a peacock’s feather, which, he said, “makes me sick”.

INCIDENCES

1. South Africa’s H&M became a victim in a racism scandal after an advertisement showing a black child model wearing a hoodie written “coolest monkey in the jungle” posted to the clothing chain’s online website.

The problem was not the writing in the jumper but a black kid in the jumper.

In 2015, the same company H &M came under criticism from a social media user for not featuring black models following the opening of their stores in South Africa. The company’s response via Twitter implied that white models were featured to create a ‘positive image’

2. Chinese ‘The Spring Festival’ which is a time to honour family ties, friendships and acquaintances turned sour racial rebuke from around the world.

That was what producers of the Annual Spring Festival Gala on China’s Central Television (CCTV) probably had in mind when they agreed to include a Comedy Skit about the growing ties between China and African countries called “Celebrating Together” (同喜同乐).

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They’re cultural artefacts that speak to domestic audiences and as such they’re refferd to as “Main Melody” a concept often attributed to China’s President in the 1990s, Jiang Zemin.

When these cultural artefacts are relevantly used and not as a tool of constant and intentional abuse, discrimination is where we ought to blow the whistle.

Below is the clip during the event.

3. The Inkhosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa ready for The continent’s largest tourism trade fair, Africa’s Travel Indaba.

You can see a monkey portrait which ‘is Racial’ and since it’s perceived to be racial, i expected South Africa’s EFF and Activists to storm the centre and take down the banners and authorities to deal with the Event organizers. This would absolutely not happen when the Organizers are Africans themselves and since it was cultural exhibition and if i’m wrong, ” How often do we get frustrated when fellow Africans use Monkey or Ape –Simians gestures or images?”

4. “So I was playing a game of Halo: Reach today with me and a couple friends earlier today. It was one of those game where only me and my friend had our mics plugged in so the match was silent. Then we piled into a Warthog and while we driving along I tell him to turn right he turns left and we got killed. I called him a “Stupid Monkey”. Before we even spawned at least two guys plugged in their mics and something to the effect of “You racist motherfucker!”. I quickly asked what the hell I said that offended them so much they felt the need to reach over and plug their mics to attempt in intimidate me. They said I can’t go onto the internet and start calling people “monkeys”, WHAT?!?!. I grew up in West Virginia and have family in Virginia, I’ve heard every racial slur in the book and monkey is not in cards. Racism in America is such a pathetic thing, I believe the true racist are the people that accuse others of being one. EDIT: I have no idea why this is indented.”— Courtesy from Giant Bomb Forum.

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What It Is.

My problem is slur and turmoil caused when it comes to African culture display, the fact remains: Africa is the cradle of mankind, Africa is the cradle of Simians, Africa is Epic in it’s own way, Africa itself is a Zoo. Did this made Barack Obama not to become President of United States of America World Super power? Did it make Lupita Nyong’o not to win Oscars? Did it make the Late Professor Wangari Maathai not to win Nobel Peace Prize? So many Africans are rising to the bar because they’ve encountered such frustrations and have smartly overcome them.

These are minority group of haters and Critics who must be there for complete society ecosystem

It has not always been of Monkey images but also now eating of banana in public space can easily spark racial allegations when actually banana is a fruit and edible food. This is too much exaggeration on racial sensitivity. On the other hand, banana is sexually-related  as it symbolises a part of male reproductive organ (Penis) “Phallos” . Sorry for use of that language but that’s it!

Despite marketing agencies who have become the site of libido and persistent victim of Racial insensitive adverts, we too have become petty. We Africans are so much into Western Culture and perhaps if it was a crime, majority would be victims of the crime and that’s the West Culture. Africans too have cultures, some of which we’ve more often felt demeaning and downgrading because of perception and guilt. And the problem should be if these ‘chocking’ cultures turns violent, if they’re bringing about  inequality or other social injustices but if not then let them be.

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Africa is the origin of resources, it’s a pride. The West only advances these resources. Perhaps deep rooted radicalization in Africans by Anti-Racist activists and Institutions who though are in the right track, have spilled the beans.

What Shall End Racism.

For Global end of racism, it must begin in Africa itself and measures to be taken is; we must straight away learn how to survive and live without Western Financial aids, Grants or Funds. Show  genuinely extreme Independency and that ‘We can do without your aid’ then do business as tycoons on the same level. This can create boundary with respect and of respect, abandon monotony of parasitism(aids) and build up Mutualism. When that time come, we will be better of and respect will be on board, racism on basis of Superiority and Inferiority will be history. After all, Money and Materialistic Wealth is the root of these evil.


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Grace Msalame Sues Uganda’s Tourism Board For Illegaly Using Her Curvy Photos To Promote Sex Tourism

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Grace Msalame.

Uganda’s Ministry of Tourism unveiled a beauty pageant dubbed ‘Miss Curvy Uganda’ in a bid to promote tourism in the country, the ministry decided to use Kenya’s media personality Grace Msalame as the official face of their Miss Curvy Uganda contest without her knowledge. Whether it was a mistake or deliberate is unknown but now they’ll have to prove it in court.

Grace a media personality in Kenya has distanced herself from the beauty pageant saying she was never part of the program neither did she give consent for her photo to be used in the promotion.

The promotion poster.

In a statement, Msalame says, “I take great exception for the fact that my image and likeliness are being used to propagate, disseminate and encourage objectification of women. I don’t agree nor endorse such a message or anyone who’s a creator of the idea that women’s body are tourist attraction sites.”

Miss Curvy Uganda 2019 Participants.

While announcing that her lawyers are already on legal course for redress, Msalame says, “I reject any association to me that has been unlawfully created by Miss Curvy Uganda 2019 and its agents.”

The media personality claims that her brand has been immensely hit following the publications of her images. “Miss Curvy Uganda’s deliberate and calculated use of my image and likeliness to promote violation of women’s bodies had defamed my character and reputation damaged a brand that I’ve worked for so many years to establish, and subjected me to unwarranted and undeserved cyber bullying.” She says in her statement.


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Gospel Artists HopeKid And DK Kwenye Beat Admits To Sleeping And Infecting A Lady With STI As Porn Bit Surfaces

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HopeKid And DK Kwenye Beat.

New details continue to emerge in what is a circle of sex scandals rocking Kenya’s gospel industry. An anonymous lady had exposed famous gospel artists;HopeKid and DK Kwenye Beat for having lured her into an orgy.

According to the unnamed lady, she had something going on with HopeKid who then invited her to his house so she traveled from Nakuru to Nairobi for sex with the youthful artist. Things took a quick turn when HopeKid came to pick her in the company of DK.

Imstead of going to HopeKid’s house, he drove her to DK’s where they both slept with her in turns. The young lady who narrates her past as having been sexually abused by her relatives and describing herself as a sexual wreck, would later start off another relationship with DK.

Again, the met separately with DK and this time slept without protection and says it’s here that she contracted herpes. She’s been on treatment ever since so she says. While there’s no reported case on the same, the lady insists the threesome wasn’t consensual and that she was raped by the two artists.

While many had cast doubts on the accusations, the two artists seemed to have admitted having done the awful act with their apologies. This game hours after the story went viral on social media;

DK Kwenye Beat

DKKWENYEBEAT: Following the story going around, I would like first and foremost to repent to God Almighty for living a life of sin. Secondly I would wish to apologize to my girlfriend who has been nothing but supportive to me especially during this difficult season. I would also wish to apologize to the church fraternity, my family, everyone who consumes my music and anyone who looks up to me Am Sorry.

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I am not a perfect man. I am a fallen man but one that God is working on every day. I am a changed man from what I was back then. I am working my salvation with fear and trembling. Sadly this story has come out when I am on my way to complete reformation.

My prayer is that one day my ugly past will amount to an amazing testimony of God’s grace and redeeming power! For now, I am walking with Godly counsel as I seek to become the true man and minister of the gospel that God created me to be.

HopeKid.

HOPEKID: Proverbs 24:16 “For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again.” I write this with a very heavy heart. I have done wrong before God and man. I am truly sorry. I am not a righteous man. I am a young man who has made mistake (which I am sorry for). I sincerely apologize to all who have been hurt as a result of my action.

I believe that if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us of all our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I have repented of my sins and I am pursuing a life that is pleasing to Christ to the best of my ability. I have some pastors and some godly men who are walking with me in this path and I thank them for standing with me in this difficult time.

To all my fans, supporters, family and friends: I apologize for letting you down. I have fallen but God will raise me up. God will work this around for his glory! I urge you all to pray for me as I go through this restoration process. God bless you!

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And when you thought that would calm the storm, then you didn’t see the next coming. Size 8, a fellow gospel artist who made the switch from secular where she made a name out of being raunchy, attempted to come to the rescue of her colleagues, has come under harsh criticism for coming out as a rape sympathizer.

While the debate took heat, another audio clip had emerged of DK openly admitting to having slept with the girl and clearly stating it wasn’t take rather consensual and if there’s any evidence of take then the girl can as well take him to court. He comes out unapologetic and dismissive in what seems like a secretly recorded audio when they were having a boys chat.

While staying on the limelight, DK seem to have fetishes and forgetting he’s a gospel artist, on his Twitter account, the minister of God seem to be a liver of pornography as shown by the type of material he likes, on his profile, a lady giving head can be seen publicly.


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The Rise and Rise of Laying, an Occupation for The Beauties Without Brains

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Socialite Huddah

No one finds life worth living, you make it worth in order to survive in this world where you can be anything you resolve to be. Our girls are resolving to be slays over any other career you can think of. There are no statistics to back this but i think the most sort after careers in Kenya today are slaying and procurement. It’s a blind race, many who choose to slay are running from poverty not aware of where they are running to. These crop of young girls and still sexy women dont buy the anology that little drops of water and grains of sand make the mighty ocean and pleasant land.

They are not hard to notice, graduating slays are small girls below 25 but listening to rhumba. They embrace near bad girl attitude, always with a packet of cancer sticks because they believe its sexy to smoke when waiting for sponsors, when arguing with cab drivers or whenever its time to go ratchet, smash and rob. This is what life has become, while conning men chest thumb with briefcase companies, light skin and bootylicious women have their offices between their legs (kra should find a way of taxing slays).

Many are making a living this way or beginning like this and get to greater heights. There are quite a number of female honourable members who took shots in their bottoms to rise to the top, I mean from selling or sleeping on bedsheets to sitting in boardrooms and now to making love and laws. Yes and you can only achieve that if you stay loyal to one or two sponsors.

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If anything this is not an easy occupation, sponsors can drop a slay anytime especially if the slay is young and naive or if she tries to play smart with miscalculated or if her supporting documents shed off in this industry where bootylicious and light skin women dominate the market. A sponsor can look like anything or faceless so long as the pockets are deep.

But who is to blame, harsh economic times, unemployment or lack of female role models? Most of the women in senior government positions have no inspirational and complete family set ups that can positively inspire young girls who may be looking upto to them. If its not some story of messy and noisy divorce, it’s a story of old single and having fun or loving whoever and whatever, partying and kicking with small boys or the husband has just been reduced to a near woman kind of figure who can be disrespected at will.

We have heard of many female lawmakers or ministers who phisically abuse or disrespect their have not husbands. Former nominated senator Elizabeth Ongoro made news on this. Look at the stories about Martha Karua, Prof.Olive Mugenda, Rachel Shebesh and Pasaris among others.

Some respected female lawmakers who chair or sit in powerful committees in parliament share sipping straws. Pathetic. I mean the female law makers who made the little known Wazir Chacha the man of the year 2018. An entire whatsapp group where Sabina Chege must have been the admin, all sipped the young man’s thick juice.

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What message does that send to our young girls? Some women in serious leadership also come out as ‘male women’, not just with the vibrating baritone but to what they speak in public and how they conduct themselves, ladies like Jumwa you know, untamed Millie Odhiambo to Caro Mutoko, an all time slay who preaches water and sips wine.

She confirms that slays are mostly beautiful and brainless girls but a few scholars and professionals also make money from this dirty game. This list is dominated by media girls with a few exceptions, the likes of Lilian Muli, Jackie Wanjiru, Kamene Goro the ratchet queen, Betty, Grace and K. Nyamu. These are slays with lucrative careers.

 The only slays who come clean are socialites, every young girls dream. They pioneer as instagram models, the next thing they are in some rapper’s music video, smashes with the same rapper, his friends and producer, dumps one of them via blog then theynmove to hanging with promotors then first MPs and then becomes an house hold name socialite/slay queen. Vera Sidika and Hudda Monroe must be doing a great job.


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